Kanpur airport known as Chakeri airport, operated by the airports authority of India is located about 13kms from the city centre.Even though Kanpur has an airport, there are very few flights to Delhi operated by Air India. Kanpur Airport is connected with Delhi and Lucknow. Delhi is the nearest major airport which is connected to all major cities in India and abroad. Delhi is nearly 455 km from Kanpur, Tourist taxi fare from Delhi to Kanpur is about Rs 7000. Flights directly to Kanpur are quite expensive and not very frequent. Instead, many travelers to\from Kanpur prefer to use the airport at the neighboring city of Lucknow.the nearest International Airport Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport which is around 77.1 km from Kanpur.Lucknow Airport is well-connected to almost all cities in India and many in the Middle-East.
From Lucknow airport a taxi can be taken to the city railway station or bus station. Trains between the cities can be taken from ‘Charbagh, Lucknow’ which is 10 km away from the Airport; but most are very crowded and not very comfortable. Buses are available from ‘Alambag Bus Stop, Lucknow’ which is 6 km away from the Airport. The frequency of buses between the cities is very high, all types of buses ( both AC as well as non-AC) are available and using the bus is a relatively comfortable option. If you are not on a budget, the best alternative is using a taxi which can be taken from the airport itself.
Another option is to reach Delhi by air and then take a train to Kanpur. Kanpur shatabdi which has a departure of 15:55 from New Delhi Railway Station and reaches Kanpur at 20:50 is a cheap and convenient option. You can also take Kanpur Shatabdi(it leaves Kanpur at 06:00 and reaches Delhi at 11:15) to Delhi and then take a evening or night flight from delhi.
The flights to Kanpur ,Lucknow and Delhi are generally reliable and timely, but may get delayed or diverted during winter (Dec-Jan) when the region often experiences dense fog. Trains too get affected. Plan your travel accordingly and allow for possible delays.